Overcoming Life's Disappointments

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Overcoming Life's Disappointments
Overcoming Life's Disappointments
Author Harold Kushner
Country United States
Language English
Subject Theism
God
Religion
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date
2006
Pages 192 pp
ISBN 1-4000-3336-5
Preceded by The Lord Is My Shepherd: Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm
Followed by Practice Random Acts of Kindness: Bring More Peace, Love, And Compassion

Overcoming Life's Disappointments (ISBN 1-4000-3336-5) is a 2006 book by Harold Kushner, a Conservative rabbi. Kushner addresses in the book the question of how to cope when disappointing things happen to you. He uses Biblical examples, such as how Moses coped with being denied entrance to The Promised Land, as well as secular examples, such as how Abraham Lincoln coped with depression. The emphasis is on the common disappointments faced by many throughout life, such as the breakup of a marriage, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or financial reversals.

Rabbi Kushner's book was a New York Times bestseller for many months in the "nonfiction" category.

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